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Sep 18, 2017

Help Needed for Construction Worker Struck Down by Hit and Run Vehicle

Noel Reyes

There was a near fatal hit and run on Saturday near our offices on Coney Drive. A forty-seven-year-old construction worker was knocked off his bicycle by a driver, who never stopped to render assistance. The impact sent Noel Reyes to the pavement causing head and body injuries. The Salvadoran national was rushed to the K.H.M.H. in a critical condition. Tonight, Reyes remains on life support and his common-law wife is pleading for assistance.  Denia Rodriguez says she was unaware of the accident until around midnight when a neighbor notified her that her common-law husband was in a critical condition at the K.H.M.H.


Denia Rodriguez

Denia Rodriguez, Wife of Accident Victim (Translated)

“In front of the school and a business that does windows is where the accident occurred. I questioned how? That it was early and nobody checked and saw anything? If it wasn’t for my neighbor who worked at the hospital and told me about, I wouldn’t have known anything. He is really critical. Right now it is a lot of medicine. He has blood on his brains. And he has a cut wound on his head, but the doctor say that the blood in his brain is really bad. In the morning, the doctor will speak to me to decide what the next move is because there is swelling on the brain and infection. From the day that they brought him he is non-responsive. He is breathing through a machine. Right now, I need support from…(crying) He didn’t have any kids. He worked here at civic center. He was leaving work and heading home at that time. I don’t know what to do. And the police are not doing anything because it was a hit and run. The police say that they will come and check a surveillance camera that may have caught the incident. I need them to work on that quick because I need support from the culprit.”

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